The Financial Intelligence Unit Training (FINTEL) series of programs from ManchesterCF was created for financial intelligence units in both the private and public sectors. Program modules have been designed by financial intelligence professionals drawing on their wealth of experience in the intelligence community and law enforcement.

Course components include a digital textbook, computer-based training and an examination. The courses can be translated into a variety of languages.

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Fundamental AML:

The FINTEL (Fundamental AML) training program strengthens staff knowledge by placing a cornerstone of knowledge about AML/ATF in place. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Human Trafficking:

The FINTEL (Human Trafficking) training program advises participants on suspicious financial patterns that may indicate potential human trafficking through detailed case studies, examples and red flags. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Proliferation Financing:

The FINTEL (Proliferation Financing) training program explores the money laundering techniques used to transfer value between buyers and sellers of WMD components to help FIUs build defences against proliferation financing. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Report Writing:

The FINTEL (Report Writing) training program helps participants understand the purpose and uses of reports and offers techniques on how to eliminate extraneous or irrelevant details when reporting. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Terrorist Financing & Resourcing:

The FINTEL (Terrorist Financing & Resourcing) training program has been developed to assist financial services firms bolster their defences and prevent misuse by people or entities linked to terrorism. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Critical Thinking:

The FINTEL (Critical Thinking) training program has been developed for AML/ATF compliance, corporate security and risk management professionals to strengthen the analytical capabilities of financial investigators. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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The FINTEL (Corruption) training program examines real-life case studies and looks at prevention tactics to protect financial organisations from the threat of corruption. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Art & Antiquities:

The FINTEL (Art & Antiquities) training program helps participants understand how the buying and selling of art and antiquities can be exploited by money launderers, PEPs and terrorist financiers. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

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Economic Sanctions:

The FINTEL (Economic Sanctions) training program advises participants on the purpose of sanctions, the consequences of non-compliance and methods that can be used to detect and mitigate sanctions risk. Click the cover to learn more about this course.

FIU Connect

ManchesterCF has developed computer-based training and digital textbooks for international banks and national financial intelligence units, combining them into an online training solution called FIU Connect.

The computer-based training and digital textbooks for four FCT, four FOT and nine FINTEL modules are accessible any time through FIU Connect:

  • FCT/FOT (Trade-Based Money Laundering)
  • FCT/FOT (Correspondent Banking)
  • FCT/FOT (Private Banking)
  • FCT/FOT (Capital Markets)
  • FINTEL (Terrorist Financing & Resourcing)
  • FINTEL (Critical Thinking)
  • FINTEL (Fundamental AML)
  • FINTEL (Human Trafficking)
  • FINTEL (Proliferation Financing)
  • FINTEL (Report Writing)
  • FINTEL (Art & Antiquities)
  • FINTEL (Corruption)
  • FINTEL (Economic Sanctions)

With their own login ID and password, users can access the training materials to deepen their knowledge of AML/ATF compliance. Digital textbooks serve as useful reading and reference guides to staff engaged in financial crime risk management on a daily basis.

FIU Connect materials are kept up-to-date by ManchesterCF. Revisions are highlighted and participants are notified of changes, especially after major regulatory events. FIU Connect is hosted on the same learning management system currently used by major financial institutions and top-tier corporations, therefore information technology security is at the highest level.

Pan-global licenses are sold to supervised financial institutions on a subscription basis. The number of licensed users that can log into the client’s FIU Connect portal is unlimited at any one time. Every quarter, ManchesterCF produces a client-specific statistical report that outlines usage rates, pass rates and consumption of materials. This information is useful for FIU management to track employee-training rates and can be submitted to regulatory bodies making enquiries on the level of training within a financial institution’s compliance regime.

In the near future, modules on cybercrime, financial fraud and bribery/corruption will be added to FIU Connect. For large financial institutions, materials can be translated into a variety of languages.

Give FIU staff the training they require – FIU Connect.

How do I get access to FIU Connect?

ManchesterCF is currently hosting a sample of the FIU Connect online training solution on Course Sites by Blackboard. We are providing access to the environment by request. Please email if you would like to receive access. Once we have created your account, you will receive an email with your username, password and an overview of how to use the site.

What can I do in the FIU Connect sample environment?

The FIU Connect sample environment has been created on the Blackboard Learn 9.1 Learning Management System offered by Course Sites. Once you have an account you can access samples of learning materials such as computer-based training modules, digital textbooks, videos, reference materials and other resources. The FIU Connect sample allows you to experience the entire range of our training offerings, including samples of our assessment and certification tools.

What are the technical requirements for accessing FIU Connect?

Anyone with a computer, an internet connection and a browser can access the site.

In some cases, users who have restricted access to https sites (such as FIU Connect) may be confronted with a privacy warning when they try to log in. Sites using “https” (as opposed to “http”) employ transport layer security to:

  • authenticate the remote computer (eg,;
  • prove your identity to the remote computer;
  • protect the privacy and integrity of the exchanged data.

The “s” in “https” is often read as http “secure”. One of the requirements of visiting an https site is that your computer must accept the digital security certificate sent from the remote computer in order to establish a secure connection.

If you receive a privacy warning, that means the certificate issued by DigiCert High Assurance CA-3 for is not being accepted on your end. It is possible that your information security team has disabled your ability to import/export certificates and you are advised to consult with them in order to gain access.

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